Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE 48 Port Networking Expansion Module
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Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE Nexus 2248TF 48 Ports Fabric Extender Bulk

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N2K-C2248TP-1GE Nexus 2000 Series 48 Ports Gigabit Ethernet Fabric Extender Expansion Module ack-mountable | Made by Cisco | New Bulk Pack
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Product Details of the Cisco Ethernet Expansion Module

In the world of networking, Cisco is a prominent name, known for its cutting-edge solutions that power communication infrastructures globally. One such offering is the Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE Nexus 2248TF, a Fabric Extender designed to enhance connectivity and scalability in data center environments. This device boasts 48 ports of Gigabit Ethernet, making it a versatile and robust choice for businesses with demanding networking needs.

Understanding Cisco Nexus 2248TF

Fabric Extender Technology

The Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE is part of the Nexus 2000 Series, specifically the Nexus 2248TF model. It operates as a Fabric Extender (FEX), a technology that simplifies network architecture by extending the capabilities of Nexus switches. Fabric Extenders essentially act as remote line cards for Nexus switches, providing additional ports and connectivity options.

Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity

With 48 ports of Gigabit Ethernet, the Nexus 2248TF is well-equipped to handle high-speed data transfer requirements. Gigabit Ethernet is a standard for transmitting Ethernet frames at a rate of 1 gigabit per second, providing a reliable and fast connection for various applications. This is particularly crucial in data centers where a high volume of data needs to be processed and transmitted efficiently.

Use Cases

The Cisco Nexus 2248TF finds applications in various scenarios, ranging from small to large enterprises. Its 48 ports make it suitable for businesses with a considerable number of devices requiring network connectivity. Additionally, its compatibility with Nexus switches enhances its versatility, making it an integral part of a scalable and resilient network infrastructure.

Features and Specifications

To better understand the capabilities of the Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE Nexus 2248TF, let's delve into its features and specifications.

48 Ports of Gigabit Ethernet

The standout feature of the Nexus 2248TF is its 48 ports, each capable of delivering Gigabit Ethernet speeds. This abundance of ports allows for the connection of numerous devices, promoting efficient communication and data transfer within the network.

Fabric Extender Connectivity

As a Fabric Extender, the Nexus 2248TF connects to Nexus switches, essentially acting as an extension of the switch itself. This simplifies cabling and reduces the overall complexity of the network architecture. The Fabric Extender technology enables a more flexible and scalable infrastructure, crucial for modern data center environments.

Compatibility with Nexus Switches

The Nexus 2248TF is designed to seamlessly integrate with Cisco Nexus switches, forming a cohesive and efficient network ecosystem. This compatibility ensures optimal performance and simplifies management, allowing for a unified approach to network administration.


Scalability is a key consideration in networking, especially in dynamic environments where the number of connected devices may change over time. The Nexus 2248TF addresses this need by providing a scalable solution that can grow with the evolving requirements of the business.

Redundancy and High Availability

In mission-critical environments, downtime is not an option. The Nexus 2248TF includes features that enhance redundancy and high availability, ensuring that the network remains robust and resilient. Redundant components and failover mechanisms contribute to a reliable networking infrastructure.

Benefits of Cisco Nexus 2248TF

Implementing the Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE Nexus 2248TF in a network infrastructure brings forth several benefits that contribute to enhanced efficiency and reliability.

Simplified Network Architecture

The Fabric Extender technology employed by the Nexus 2248TF simplifies network architecture by extending the capabilities of Nexus switches. This reduces the need for complex cabling and streamlines the overall design of the network.

Increased Scalability

Scalability is a crucial factor in today's ever-evolving business landscape. The Nexus 2248TF's scalability allows organizations to expand their network infrastructure without overhauling the entire system, providing a cost-effective and efficient solution for growth.

High-Speed Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity

The 48 ports of Gigabit Ethernet deliver high-speed connectivity, ensuring that data transfer within the network is fast and reliable. This is particularly beneficial in environments where large volumes of data need to be processed and transmitted.

Compatibility with Cisco Nexus Switches

The seamless integration with Cisco Nexus switches ensures a cohesive and unified network environment. This compatibility simplifies management and allows for a consistent approach to network administration.

Redundancy for Enhanced Reliability

The inclusion of redundancy features and high availability mechanisms enhances the reliability of the Nexus 2248TF. In mission-critical environments, these features are crucial to minimize downtime and ensure uninterrupted network operation.

Use Cases and Industries

The Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE Nexus 2248TF caters to a diverse range of industries and use cases, thanks to its versatile features and capabilities.

Data Centers

In large-scale data centers where the demand for network connectivity is exceptionally high, the Nexus 2248TF shines. Its scalability, high-speed Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, and compatibility with Nexus switches make it an ideal choice for optimizing data center networks.

Enterprises with High Device Density

Businesses with a significant number of devices requiring network connectivity, such as offices with numerous workstations or manufacturing facilities with a multitude of machines, benefit from the ample 48 ports offered by the Nexus 2248TF.


In healthcare environments where reliable and fast communication is crucial for patient care, the Nexus 2248TF ensures that medical devices, workstations, and communication systems operate seamlessly.

Education Institutions

Educational institutions, with their diverse network needs ranging from classrooms to administrative offices, can leverage the scalability and simplicity of the Nexus 2248TF to create an efficient and reliable network infrastructure.

General Information about the Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# N2K-C2248TP-1GE
  • Product Line: Nexus
  • Product Series: 2000
  • Product Name: Nexus 2248TP Fabric Extender
  • Product Type: Expansion Module


  • Green Compliant: Yes
  • Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS

Finally, the Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE Nexus 2248TF stands as a testament to Cisco's commitment to delivering innovative and reliable networking solutions. Its 48 ports of Gigabit Ethernet, Fabric Extender technology, and compatibility with Nexus switches make it a versatile choice for a wide array of industries and use cases. As organizations continue to navigate the complex landscape of modern networking, the Nexus 2248TF emerges as a valuable tool, providing scalability, simplicity, and high-performance connectivity.

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